Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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The Yankees haven’t been strangers to scoring runs this season as they are currently ranked fourth in the majors this year in runs scored per game at 4.90. The team slightly ahead of them at 4.99 runs per game are the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees’ opponent tonight. A little over a month and a half ago, on May 29, the Yankees were 26-23, 2.5 games behind the Orioles for first place in the AL East. Today, in 39 games since, the Bombers have a commanding eight game lead with a record of 54-34. A huge part of their success has been their hitting, which has picked up as the temperature rises in New York this summer. Yesterday, unfortunately in a loss, the Yankees set a single season franchise record by scoring three or more runs in 39 straight games. Their previous highest mark stretched over the 1950-51 seasons at 49 games. All-time, the Yanks are ranked third in the live-ball era with this current streak. Only the 1994 Cleveland Indians (48 games) and the 1930 Athletics (41) are ahe...
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